Elite Ice Hockey League: Nottingham Panthers 7-4 Cardiff Devils

Belfast Giants v Cardiff Devils
Cardiff Devils won both matches against Belfast Giants prior to their trip to Nottingham

Cardiff Devils missed the chance to extend their lead at the top of the Elite Ice Hockey League as they lost 7-4 away against Nottingham Panthers.

Guillaume Doucet gave the Devils an early lead but Alex Nikiforuk and Matt Carter put the hosts 2-1 up.

Andy Sertich, Nikiforuk's second and one from Chris Lawrence extended their lead to 5-1, before Patrick Asselin pulled two goals back for the Devils.

Stephen Schultz and Robert Farmer claimed the Panther's other goals.

Those came either side of a Matthew Myers goal for the Devils, who remain seven points clear at the top of the table.

Victory for the Panthers, meanwhile, lifts them up to fourth place.

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